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Liberated Africans - Communities formed in Grenada

There were several communities which were formed after the arrival of liberated Africans from Sierra Leone to Grenada. Liberated Africans arrived to work on the sugar plantations as indentured labour in the post emancipation period. Once their work period was done, these liberated Africans left the plantation and settled into local communities.


Map of Grenada
Locations

Parish of St. John

In this parish, liberated Africans settled in the villages known today as Concord, Black Bay and Woodford.


Parish of St. Patrick

In this parish, liberated Africans settled in the villages known today as La Mode, La Fortune, Snell hall and Morne Fendue.


Parish of St. Andrew

In this parish, liberated Africans settled in the community of Munich. Munich has evidence of their settlement seen though the production of Farine and cassava bread from cassava. Munich has become known as the home of the Cassava producers.


The tradition of Orisha can also be found in Munich. The Orisha tradition comes from the Yoruba peoples. The liberated Africans from Sierra Leone were Yoruba in origin.



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